Print Edition for the week of
Apr. 8 - 14, 2010

Vol. 19, No. 31

Savage Love

Give and Take

New Column!

I, Anonymous


Get Your Head Out of Uranus

Blue Scholars Aim to Scuttle Seattle Hiphop's Space Program

The Beach Joys

The Ruby Suns' Tropical, Antipurist Pop

Fucking in the Streets

Animal Collective's ODDSAC

Up & Coming

This Week's Noteworthy Shows and Parties

It's a Hit

New Singles from Erykah Badu, Michael Bublé, and More

Data Breaker

Eminent Techno Philosopher Thomas Fehlmann's Groove Science

My Philosophy

Skate Decks, Phonephreaks, and the Seattle Stimulus Package

The Score

The Ghost Bands, Idolaters, and Digital Fizz of Jazz

Poster of the Week

Poster by Andrew Sullivan

Party Crasher

Jesus vs. iPad: Who Will Win?


The Round with Jacob James and Sean Nelson


Comparisons Are Odious

But When It Comes to Family Drama, August Wilson Kicks Clifford Odets's Ass

Cultural Castration

Assimilation and Frigidity in Ching Chong Chinaman

Burlesque Box

Lost in Space! 2010: A Burlesque Odyssey

Visual Art

The Things He Carries

John Grade Leaves His Sculptures Alone on Mountaintops


Inside the Box

Corporate Euphemisms, Angry Librarians, Accusations of Bullying: The Tense Battle for Seattle Public Library's Future

Food & Drink

The Travesty of Dinner at the Space Needle

Do You Want More of What They're Serving at SkyCity?

Bar Exam

The Best Karaoke EVER Is Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke at Vermillion

Chow Bio

Casey James: Barista, Barista Boyz

The Happiest Hour

A Pizza Mart in the U-District


Dear Catholic Church: Excommunicate Me

How to Defeat Someone Made Furious by "How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands"

Because nothing infuriates pit bull lovers like using the breed as an example of a dog that might rip your face off.

So You Want to Get Excommunicated?

How to Stop Child Rapists and Hatemongers from Speaking for You


The Chihuly Glasstroturf War

A well-funded campaign wants to build a private Dale Chihuly glass museum on public land, but the public opposes it. Here's why it must be stopped.

Human Wrongs

Two City Council Members Ignore the Advice of City Rights Commission

Now or Never

Mayor Rolls Out Study That Shows How to Put Light Rail on the 520 Bridge

Police Beat

Safer Without a Pit Bull

Crossword Puzzle

This Week's Puzzle

Playing Ball (April 8)

Crossword Solution

Playing Ball (April 8)

Public Editor

A Critical Overview of The Stranger

Control Tower

What Do Kinky Authors Owe Us?

I Love Television

I Dislike You, Sandra Bullock!


Margot Quan Knight

The History of Seattle Architecture

Freeway & Jake One

King Khan & the Shrines

Help Out Columbia City Cinema

'The Cremaster Cycle'

The xx, jj, Nosaj Thing

Hugh Raffles

Last Days

The Week in Review


Beautiful Day for a Yakima Tea Party

Reading Today: Madness and Mayhem!

RIP Malcolm McLaren

SL Letter of the Day: Undermining the Sacred Sanctity of Opposite Marriage

Dept. of Tell Us Something We Don't Already Know

The Morning News: Obama's Bow, Palin's Dough, Twitter's Ads

The Garbage Workers' Labor Disputes: Where Things Stand Now, Allied edition

"Queer" As In "Fuck You"

2010 Pulitzer Prizes Announced

Leotarded Republican Talking Point

Local Boy Makes Nerd

Megan Is Bringing Books to Slog Happy

O They Will Know We Are Christians...

God, It's Awful Outside

Dear Queer Youth Space Activists, Cont.,

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 26: "Not That I Hate You")

Currently Hanging: Sense Us 2010

Ask a Yakima Tea Partier: What's a Pike Street Whore?

This Week in Film: My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done

Vegfest 2010 Is This Weekend

A Good Look at the Midterm Elections

The Air Traffic Controller of the Restaurant

The Stranger's Web Department is Hiring

Bigwigs Battle over Chihuly Museum Tomorrow Night

Flickr Photo of the Day

How to Train Your Neocon

The Garbage Workers' Labor Disputes: Where Things Stand Now, Garbage Strike (?) Edition

Fuck Mike Huckabee

"Why does the tap water in Seattle taste like Chlorine?"

SL Letter of the Day: Gay Porn Recommendations

Reading Tonight: The Seamy Sides of Religion and Science

The Location of the Universe?

Currently Hanging: Colleen Hayward

Why I Want to Fuck Barack Obama, and Other Games

"Health Care Is Gonna Fix It so You Don't Live so Long"

Youth Pastor Watch

John Grade's Art Parade Is Being Shut Down

Morning News: Brought to You by the Letter B

Justin Bieber's Teeth Are Too Small

Police Beat: Guns and Dogs

Explaining the Google Books Settlement

If This Were My Puppy...

Today in Lunch

"B-b-b-b-but, I thought Obama was destroying the economy..."

Just Got My Ride Back

SundaySundaySunday!: The Cremaster Cycle Live-Slog

The Morning News

Today in Breakfast

Caffe Vita Owner Charged with Assault, Hit and Run, and DUI

This Is What the Seven-Foot-Tall Kangaroo Sounded Like...

Do Nurse Strikes Have Killer Consequences?

Puss in Boots

Arrest the Pope?

Is That a Yarmulke on Sen. Patty Murray? And Did That Guy Really Just Say That About Hitler? Yes, Yes, and More from Yesterday's Tea Party Rally in Yakima.

Inside the Battle for the Seattle Public Library

Lunchtime Quickie: Little Brothers Ruin Everything

City Leaders Condemn Council for Ignoring Human Rights Commission

The Strange Stuff People Steal

Urbanized Penguins Exist!

Today in Seattle History: The Goddess Kring

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 23: "God and Guns")

Capitol Hill Community Council Fights for Aloha Extension to Broadway Streetcar

Lust's End: The Lusty Lady to Close

Lunchtime Quickie: A Man and His Dog

Police Beat: Safer Without a Pit Bull

Live-Slogging, briefly, the Mariners

Life Imitates Art, "Top Chef" Edition

Reading Tonight: Lamottage, Freedom Rock, and the Umpire Empire

Morning News

Last Night: the xx, jj, and Nosaj Thing at the Showbox SoDo

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 30: "Damn Liberals")

And They Did It Without the Help of Chihuly

The Morning News

The Anti-Cop March

Is Whistler Too White?

More Penguins in the Hood

"Sorry for Making You Hear All About My Upsetting Sex Life. Please Buy Nike."

Lunchtime Quickie: This Is What Happens When You Break a 4-Year Old's Heart

How to Defeat Someone Made Furious by "How to Defeat a Pit Bull with Your Bare Hands"

Excommunicating Ain't Easy

Canadian Supreme Court Chokes On Tough Case

Clip Art of the Day

Tonight: Cute Night OMFG!

Today in Nacho Platters That Are Cakes

The New Yorker's Centaur Satyr Fetish

iPhone OS 4

Glenn Beckwatch: Vote for the Greasy Toga Man Cover

Your Novel Is Not Quite Ready Yet

Portland's New Housing Project Geared for Cyclists

Talking with Caterpillars

Tired of Anti-Cop Marches?

Dating Tips for Guys

The Latest Volley in the War over the Proposed Chihuly Museum

A Budget!

Who Agrees With McGinn That We Should Replan the 520 Bridge to Include Light Rail?

Are You Packed with $300 Worth of Talent?

Things I Have Found on the Ground, Part 3 in a Series

The Home That Allegedly Phoned

A Theory Concerning Pit Bulls

Reading Today: Not the Losers of the Floating Bridge Press Poetry Chapbook Award

Good Afternoon

You Do Not Have a Book Deal...

Separated at Birth?

Kangaroos Grow Up to be Nightmares

He Is a Very Fancy Truck

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (April 4: "The Fucking Pain")

Lunchtime Quickie: Ukrainian Men Very Very Sexy

The Cremaster Cycle Live Slog

City Blocks

If You Don't Teach Kids About Sex in School or in the Home…

Meanwhile in Oregon: Bill Donohue Vindicated!

Salvage from Paul Thiry's Historic House Going on Sale

Suffering from Eurotrash Envy

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 27: "On Social Security and Medicare")

Do You Like Bad Movies?

A Curious Fact Concerning Donald Rumsfeld

I Thought This Place Looked Familiar

This Week in Film: City Island

Pulitzer Prize Winning Homophobe

40 and 20 Years Ago Today

How to Not Get Laid by Your Fellow Correctional Officer

Pork Shoulder Is the King of Meats

Pulitzer Controversy and the Provincialism of New York

Tim Burgess, Sally Bagshaw, and Richard Conlin Vote Against City's Human Rights Commission

Would You Please Consider Using the Words "Carpet Squirrels" Rather than the Word "Rats"? Thank You.

Pope on the Ropes, Part 498

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Baby Penguins, a Post Office for Sale, and Crime

Uh Oh Tremerz!

An Important Announcement About the Eating of Spring Rolls

On the New Hominid Species Discovered in South Africa

Reading Tonight: Sports or Bugs?

Today in iPads and Books

Do You Like Food and Music?

Why Is Tina Fey So Mean To...

How To Thwart The Liquor Board's Un-American Plan To Stop 21-Year-Olds From Getting Wasted On Their Birthdays

Sir Mix-a-Lot: "Why Not Have a Butt Right in the Middle of the Seattle Center?"

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

"What is the best item to be found in Uwajimaya?"

Today in Wonderful and Just Developments; or, You Know What's 10 Million Times More Fun Than a High School Prom?

This Week in the Music Section: Blue Scholars vs Seattle Hiphop's Space Program

Blaming the Media Didn't Do It, Blaming the Victims Didn't Do It, Blaming Anti-Semites Didn't Do It, Blaming the Jews Didn't Do It...

This Week in Film: Dancing Across Borders

SL Letters of the Day: I'M SICK OF THIS QUESTION

Today in Class War

Reading Tonight: Ahoy, Japan's Black Market!

Slog Happy Is Tonight!

A Good Reason for the Existence of Meth

"This cappuccino cup cake = for example: all great art."

The Daily Show Helps Bring Armed Americans out of the Closet

Conan O'Brien, We Hardly Knew Ye

The Morning News

Hey Everybody! I Got an E-mail from God!

You Will Soon Be Tripping over E-readers

24 Million Mobile Phones in Mexico Will Be Dead Tomorrow

Opening Day!

Twitter: Now More Annoying

How Dare Anyone Suggest That The Tea Party Movement Appeals To Or Attracts Or Is Run By...

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 24: "Watch Your Back")

The Seattle Times Wins a Pulitzer

The Lesser of Two Evils?

The Smoking Gun

American Taliban

The Morning News

City Report Guts Claims in Aggressive Solicitation Bill

Church-Sponsored Felon Housing Going Nowhere Fast

The Stupid Never Stops

Where's the Best Prime Rib in Seattle?

Currently Hanging: Margot Quan Knight

Would You Please Consider Using the Word "City" Rather than the Word "Community"? Thank You.

White Women Are Lonely in China

No Left-Wing Palin

This Week in The Stranger

Rewarding Iowa

The Stupid Never Stops, Pt. 2

An Investigation Was Probably Called For...

Speaking of Sandra Bullock's Hitler Poopstache...

The Hideout: Staying Open

Reading Tonight: Judging Books by Their Covers

The Anti-Cop March in Photos

Slog Happy Is in One Hour

The A.W.A.R.D. Show! Is Back

City Youth Want More Green Space, More Freedom to Be Kids

Headline of the Day

An Emotional Tour of the Henry

Get the Fuck Out

HUMP! 2010 Is Coming...

Assassination Explication

Naming Rights

Killer Design

On the Failures of the Catholic Church

Last Night on Top Chef Masters

Day After Opening Day

The Mayor Answers Questions About the Chihuly Museum, Seattle's School District, and His Relationship with City Council

Flickr Photo(s) of the Day

And That's Why It's Called Teabagging

New 25-Story Building in Belltown to Be Demolished

Man Who Allegedly Threatened to Kill Patty Murray Released on $20,000 Bond

The Beer Tax Cometh

The Polish President Was Not All That

Tonight: Top Chef Masters

The Thinking Right Fear the New and Emerging Monster: Obamanomics

Instant Karma for Cocks at Dick's

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 22: "One Piece of Lead")

Have a Suggestion for a Vegan Restaurant Worthy of an Anniversary Dinner Celebration?

How's That Hatey, Crazy Stuff Working Out For Ya?

Pain and Palin

Show Some Muscle, Mayor

Birther to Be Court-Martialed

Glenn Beckwatch: A Fearsome Rain of Haiku

A Little Good News Out Of Montana

The Voice Mails of Charles Alan Wilson (March 29: "You Are 86'd")

This Is Some Clever Spam

Happy (Home) Opener!

Chase and Jordan Are Going to Prom

On Broadband

McGinn and the Seattle Arts Commission Size Each Other Up for the First Time

The Globalization of the Gut

Brokeback Mountain: The Prequel

Provoked and Careless

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: Ugly Swedish Babies and a "Good Kid"


Dear Queer Youth Space Activists...

Liquor Board Proposal Would Ban 21-Year-Olds From Buying Booze

"Avoid Even Marginal homosexual Conduct"

Where Exactly Did Malcom McLaren Die?

Nine Hours at SIFF Cinema

Stupak Quits

My Letter to the Catholic Church

Every Child Deserves a Mother and a Father

Lunchtime Quickie: Whitney Houston is Trapped Inside a Taiwanese Boy

MatchBook: Funny Girl

Get Your Ass Off the Couch

PlayStation Move: Fun, but (as of Yet) Inessential

Such Nice Dogs...

Powerful Women, and the Men Who Threaten Them

The Future of Trash in the Northwest: An International Symposium

Hey Virginian Racists—Now You Can Celebrate Confederate History Month with Alabamian Racists Again!

The Bacon is Strong with This One


SL Letter of the Day: Sharing A Laptop

Illustrated Comment of the Week